8th Grade Band

8th Grade Band

Band is an elective course for students in eighth grade who have participated in band during their seventh grade year.  In eighth grade band, students will perform exciting music with other accomplished musicians. Student must provide their own instrument in most cases. Students are expected to take home their instrument daily and practice for a minimum of 30 minutes per day. Performance opportunities include a formal winter concert, a formal spring concert, joint performance with the Hamilton Township High School Band and a trip to Kings Island in the spring. Participation in the Solo and Ensemble contest in spring is encouraged; students may choose to perform a solo or as part of a small ensemble.  An extensive study of scales, percussion rudiments and rhythms is taught at this level, and Italian Terms are studied and applied.  Completion of this course will provide a strong foundation for band in high school.  Band grades are determined by quarterly assignments and attendance at required performances outside of the regular school day.  Band encourages the development of discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem.

Supplies:

– 3 ring binder 1- 1 1/2” with plastic sheet protectors

– Pencils

– Metronome

– Tuner

– Personal Instrument needs – mouth piece, reeds, sticks, mallets, oil, cleaning supplies

Dress Requirements:

– Ladies – Black pants, black dress shirt and tie. Black dress shoes. No sandals

– Gentleman – Black pants, black dress shirt and tie. Black shoes and black socks.

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